Worried about medications in your breastmilk?
Media Release April 2017
Worried about medications in your
Visit a Breastfeeding Friendly Pharmacy
Pharmacists are often the most accessible medication expert for families, and they are in the prime position to help women to continue to breastfeed even if they need to take medications. The health promotion team at WellSouth has been working on a Breastfeeding Friendly Pharmacy project to help mothers and whānau identify pharmacies who:
• Have staff who complete
breastfeeding professional development.
• Promote community breastfeeding services.
• Have put signage on display encouraging women and whānau to tell pharmacy staff they are pregnant or breastfeeding.
• Have adopted and implemented workplace policies to ensure staff protect, promote and support breastfeeding.
pharmacies in Otago and Southland have signed up to the
project,” said Paula Randall, Health Promotion Team
“We would like to commend the pharmacies in Otago and Southland who have completed their Breastfeeding Friendly Accreditation so far,” she said.
• Anderson’s Exchange Pharmacy
• Green Island Boutique Pharmacy (Shweta pictured with their certificate)
• Larson’s Pharmacy
• Antidote Pharmacies
• Northend Pharmacy
• Unichem Mills Pharmacy
• Baillie and Lewis Pharmacy
• Quins Unichem Gore Pharmacy
• Sylvan Bank Pharmacy
• Queenstown Pharmacy
• Cromwell Pharmacy
• Maniototo Pharmacy
• Unichem Alexandra Pharmacy and Bookshop
Read our recent publication in
the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public
Health ‘Early View’
Once the journal has come out in hard copy this article will
be freely viewable online.